2020 Virtual National Conference Recap

Thank you all for making our 2020 Virtual National Conference a huge success! Check out our six-part video series of the conference. (You will be redirected to YouTube to view the videos.)

2020 Virtual National Conference (Part 1/6): National Big Hat Meeting
  • 00:00 – AMBUCS in Action Video – Thanks for all you do!

National Big Hat Meeting

  • 05:00 – Welcome and Introductions by National Big Hat President Jack Bellware of the Kalamazoo and Kazoo Valley, Michigan Chapters
  • 05:56 – Prayer by Gussie Jones of the Greenebucs Chapter in Beavercreek, Ohio
  • 09:26 – Pledge of Allegiance by T.W. Lane of the Kalamazoo, Michigan Chapter
  • 09:39 – Introduction Part 2 and Installation of Regional Big Hat Presidents by National Big Hat President Jack Bellware of the Kalamazoo and Kazoo Valley, Michigan Chapters
  • 11:38 – Thank You and Presentation of the Meeting Minutes by National Big Hat Vice President Paula Bleckley
  • 14:39 – Review of Minutes
  • 16:40 – Financial Reports by National Big Hat Secretary-Treasurer Bill “Flick” Flickinger of the Lititz, Pennsylvania Chapter
  • 18:12 – 2019-2020 Financial Report
  • 18:37 – Budget Presentation by National Big Hat President Jack Bellware of the Kalmazoo and Kazoo Valley, Michigan Chapters
  • 20:11 – 2020-2021 Budget Review
  • 20:51 – Approval of Minutes, Financial Reports and Budget – Introduction of Wendy Bond, Candidate for National Big Hat Secretary-Treasurer
  • 22:10 – National Big Hat Secretary-Treasurer Candidate Speech by Wendy Bond of the Ponca City Charity Angels and Owasso, Oklahoma Chapters
  • 24:39 – Big Hat Fundraiser Promo by Wendy Bond of the Ponca City Charity Angels and Owasso, Oklahoma Chapters
  • 28:44 – National Conference Pin Promo by Dick Nowlin of the Oklahoma City Chapter
  • 30:40 – Adjournment by National Big Hat President Jack Bellware of the Kalamazoo and Kazoo Valley, Michigan Chapters
2020 Virtual National Conference (Part 2/6): General Session 1 – Opening Business
  • 00:00 – “Smiling Faces of 2020″ Video

General Session 1

  • 28:12 – Call to Order by National President Vic Menendez of the Great Plains Chapter in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • 28:55 – Introduction of National AMBUCS Board of Directors by National President Vic Menendez of the Great Plains Chapter in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • 31:26 – First Timers Welcome and Intro of Prayer and Pledge by National President Vic Menendez of the Great Plains Chapter in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • 33:02 – Opening Prayer by Chaplain Nancy Elliott of the Mountain Metro Chapter in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • 39:14 – Presentation of the American Flag and Pledge of Allegiance by Number 1 Superior President Tracy Jaudon and the Greenebucs Chapter of Beavercreek, Ohio
  • 40:30 – Presentation of the AMBUCS Flag by Number 1 Superior District Governor Dick Nowlin of the Oklahoma City Chapter
  • 40:31 – Past National President Roll Call, Chapter Roll Call by Chief Executive Officer Jay Laurens
2020 Virtual National Conference (Part 3/6): National President State of AMBUCS Speech, Annual Report
  • 00:00 – Introduction of AMBUCS Resource Center Staff by CEO Jay Laurens
  • 13:43 – National President’s State of AMBUCS Speech by National President Vic Menendez of the Great Plains Chapter in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • 19:04 – Annual Report by Chief Executive Officer Jay Laurens and Chief Operations Officer Jessica Wall
  • 1:13:59 – Veteran Grant Initiative
2020 Virtual National Conference (Part 4/6): Amtryke Advisory Board, Elections
  • 00:00 – Introduction of Amtryke Advisory Board Members by Chief Executive Officer Jay Laurens
  • 03:00 – Special Amtryke Announcement by Ashley Schilling, Coordinator for Amtryke Evaluation and Fitting for Therapists – AEFT – and President of Music City Trykes Chapter in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 06:16 – “A Visit from an Admirer of Amtryke Mama”
  • 09:28 – Overview of National Elections and Online Voting Procedures by Credentials Committee Chair Peter Moore of the Conshohocken, Pennsylvania Chapter
  • 12:15 – Nominating Committee Report by Immediate Past National President and Nominating Committee Chair Randy Cloud of the Oklahoma City Chapter
  • 15:50 – Nominations from the Floor Info
  • 16:50 – Nomination Speech for National President-Elect Candidate Donna Carlton-Vish by Past National President Al Bedell of the Bloomington, Illinois Chapter
  • 19:20 – National President-Elect Candidate Speech by Donna Carlton-Vish of the Danville, Illinois and Greater Indy, Indiana Chapters
  • 23:16 – Nomination Speech for National President-Elect Candidate Scott Buckelew by Past National President Cliff Bauerle of the Tyler, Texas Area Chapter
  • 26:35 – National President-Elect Candidate Speech by Scott Buckelew of the Edmond, Oklahoma Chapter
  • 30:11 – Introduction of “The Three Amigos” by CEO Jay Laurens
2020 Virtual National Conference (Part 5/6): General Session 2 – Award Programs, Scholarship Info

General Session 2

  • 00:00 – Introduction to Vic Menendez by Chief Operations Officer Jessica Wall
  • 00:27 – Welcome Back by National President Vic Menendez of the Great Plains Chapter in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • 01:04 – Awards Ceremony by Immediate Past National President Randy Cloud of the Oklahoma City Chapter
  • 29:00 – Scholarship Program Report by Scholarship Chair Larry Turilli of the Cornbelt Chapter in Bloomington, Illinois and the I Hope Chapter in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • 40:24 – Foundation Program by Chief Operations Officer Jessica Wall
  • 1:02:35 – Therapist of the Year Presentation by Kourtney Schmidt of the Clinton, Oklahoma Chapter
2020 Virtual National Conference (Part 6/6): Installation of New National President, Closing Business
  • 00:00 – Presentation of Black Hat by Immediate Past National President Carmela Davis of the Longview Too Chapter in Longview, Texas
  • 1:18 – Receiving of Black Hat and State of National Big Hat Club Speech by National Big Hat President Jack Bellware of the Kalamazoo and Kazoo Valley, Michigan Chapters
  • 7:16 – Life Membership Announcement by National President-Elect Sue Haywood of the Longview Too Chapter in Longview, Texas
  • 12:16 – Recognition and Installation of District Governors and Region Directors by National President Vic Menendez of the Great Plains Chapter in Lawton, Texas
  • 15:19 – Recognition of Outgoing National President by National President-Elect Sue Haywood of the Longview Too Chapter in Longview, Texas
  • 16:34 – “Top Secret” Special Presentation
  • 17:42 – “Special Guests” Recognize National President Vic Menendez
  • 21:36 – Installation of New National President by Outgoing National President Vic Menendez and Incoming National President Sue Haywood
  • 22:39 – Introduction of Incoming National President Sue Haywood by Outgoing National President Vic Menendez
  • 22:47 – National President’s Speech by New National President Sue Haywood
  • 37:47 – Retiring of the Flag by New Immediate Past National President Vic Menendez
  • 38:02 – Invitation to 2021 National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky by National President Sue Haywood
  • 38:18 – Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau Video
  • 41:19 – Last Minute Visit from Levi!
  • 42:06 – Adjournment by National President Sue Haywood
  • 42:15 – AMBUCS in Action Video – Keep doing what you do!